LOS ANGELES: Actor Amy Schumer is in early talks to star in an upcoming live-action Barbie film.
The original idea and screenplay has been written by Hilary Winston, although it is expected that Schumer and her sister, Kim Caramele, will rewrite it for the film, reports variety.com.
The story is in the vein of body swap movies ‘Splash’, ‘Enchanted’ and ‘Big’. In the film, the main character gets kicked out of ‘Barbieland’ for not being perfect enough and lands in a real-world adventure.
Barbie is a global brand powerhouse with sales of over $3 billion dollars worldwide. Barbie has taken on more than 150 roles through her more than 50 years as a doll, including princess, president, mermaid and movie star.